The Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP) is a national public awareness and outreach initiative designed to make plastic film – including wraps, bags, and flexible packaging – a commonly recycled material with a strong and ever-growing recycling rate.

  • WRAP for Recycling Professionals State and local governments can implement WRAP at the city, county, or state level. Find out how you can get started.
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  • WRAP for Businesses Browse WRAP resources to help educate your employees about recycling plastic film at your business.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: WRAP helped to provide education for consumers to participate in store drop-off programs that collect plastic film packaging for recycling. This program existed from 2013 through 2022. Although WRAP is no longer active, the list of educational materials included on this site for retailers and other recycling stakeholders supporting store drop-off programs for film recycling remains a useful resource. This website will be sunset on June 30, 2023, six months after the conclusion of our last pilot program.

COVID-19 and Plastic Film Recycling

NOTE: Plastic bags/wraps typically do not get recycled in curbside bins. They must be returned to participating drop-off locations such as retail stores for recycling.

Thank you for recycling your plastic bags and wraps.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to recycle your plastic bags, wraps, and other film packaging at drop-off locations ONLY WHEN AND WHERE POSSIBLE.

Some stores have temporarily halted collection of plastic bags and wraps. And some of you are not able to venture out. If either is the case, please collect your bags/wraps at home until events change. Bags/wraps can be compressed and stored inside another plastic bag.

As always, please follow the direction of your local and state public health officials, and do not shop or take anything to a store/drop-off if there’s reason to suspect anyone in your household has been exposed to the coronavirus. If you do shop, please take appropriate steps to help protect store employees so they can continue to provide essential products during this crisis.

Thank you for your support of plastic film recycling. Recycling contributes to sustainability and provides valuable materials for American manufacturers, so we encourage you to continue recycling when and where possible.

Be safe.

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